Thursday, 27 September 2012

Ocean of boundless salvation flowing for ALL

I want to encourage you - DON'T GIVE UP - keep looking for Jesus - whether on your knees, prostrate or standing - keep looking up - keep calling HIS name - whatever YOUR situation is - HE IS THERE!

My prayer is that as you read this you will somehow touch (or be touched) by the ocean of Gods love and receive a dose of the indescribable joy of knowing Christ Jesus!

Below is an old Salvation Army song that at the moment reflects what God has done AND is doing in me - feel like champagne that is just fizzing and about to burst the cork - carbonated by the Holy Spirit - wave after wave of unspeakable love, joy and peace!   

We hear over and over again about the "Tsunami wave of God bringing revival" - I am convinced that this outpouring of LOVE to individual believers and followers of Christ is the trigger for personal, corporate, local, regional and national revival.. I sense in my spirit (and from what I've experienced the last few months) - for those who want, the Father, through His Holy Spirit, is removing every obstacle so that you will have a fresh revelation of Christ Jesus and a renewal of your faith through the infilling of HIS eternal love.

Why am I convinced of God's outrageous love in this season?
Everything bad that could possibly happen has been thrown at me over the last 20 years - the enemy has tried every trick in the book to keep me getting to this place and it is only because of Christ having me by the scruff of the neck (with my consent) that HE has brought me into this remarkable place of joy. 

Christ Jesus has brought me through TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE situations from bankruptcy (loss of business & home), debt, a bigamist marriage, depression, armed robbery/assault, crippling physical pain, toxic hatred, deliverance from all sorts of filth I had walked in, shame, guilt (to name but a few) and coming to UK (returning to the land of my earthly father) on my own with two young boys and not even knowing how to change a plug!  I was more than broken - more than a shattered spirit/soul.

Christ in HIS mercy saved me from myself and began the process of transformation - showing me in concrete, tangible and practical ways how gracious, kind, generous, faithful and totally unstoppable HE is. Last year (2011) Christ revealed Himself to me in new ways (I call it my personal Emmaus Road experience) then earlier this year the scales dropped off my eyes, my heart seemed renewed and Gods expansive Agape love fell into place as a filter to every thought, word, action and prayer.  

This past weekend the floodgates of Gods’ LOVE opened and like the song below “The tide is now flowing, I’m touching the wave, I hear the loud call of the Mighty to Save; My faith’s growing bolder, I plunge ’neath the waters - they roll over me.”

HE never leaves us - never forsakes us - HE is so incredibly faithful. 

This song – written in the late 1800’s by William Booth (Founder of the Salvation Army) best articulates what I believe we will see in the coming days - BOUNDLESS SALVATION – NOW FLOWING FOR ALL!

O boundless salvation! deep ocean of love,
O fullness of mercy, Christ brought from above,
The whole world redeeming, so rich and so free,
Now flowing for all men, come, roll over me!

My sins they are many, their stains are so deep,
And bitter the tears of remorse that I weep;
But useless is weeping; thou great crimson sea,
Thy waters can cleanse me, come, roll over me!

My tempers are fitful, my passions are strong,
They bind my poor soul and they force me to wrong;
Beneath thy blest billows deliverance I see,
O come, mighty ocean, and roll over me!

Now tossed with temptation, then haunted with fears,
My life has been joyless and useless for years;
I feel something better most surely would be
If once thy pure waters would roll over me.

O ocean of mercy, oft longing I’ve stood
On the brink of thy wonderful, life giving flood!
Once more I have reach├Ęd this soul cleansing sea,
I will not go back till it rolls over me.

The tide is now flowing, I’m touching the wave,
I hear the loud call of the Mighty to Save;
My faith’s growing bolder, delivered I’ll be;
I plunge ’neath the waters they roll over me.

And now, hallelujah! the rest of my days
Shall gladly be spent in promoting His praise
Who opened His bosom to pour out this sea
Of boundless salvation, of boundless salvation,
Of boundless salvation for you and for me.